RIP Beau Sears, a Vancouver Cannactivist

in WeedCash Network3 years ago


Beau Sears, a Vancouver cannactivist has recently passed away during the COVID pandemic. May she rest in peace. This is us, during a much better time, protesting downtown at City Hall in 2015.

A lot of people like to claim to be the sole founders or creators of the Vancouver 420 Farmers' Market, but it was a grassroots event that began with the idea among some people in the community of 3/20, a prelude to 4/20 to help us get in the season again. If successful we thought we could do one every month: 5/20, 6/20, as a way to say once a year isn't enough, we need more cannactivism in Vancouver.

As cool as 6/20 and 7/20 sounds, they dates were complicated, so we did the first Saturday of every month. In the height of the summer in 2017, it increased to every Saturday, which worked. But eventually every day, almost 24/7, there were people just vending and living there and making a terrible mess of Robson Square.

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Beau Sears and Marc Boyer (RIP) were some of the few original vendors at 3/20 and the beginning of the 420 Farmers Market...back when we all huddled under one tent, and vending was one of many activities not a focus because the Markets helped facilitate protesting and vice versa. Before the Market got soured with excessive greed and narcissism, there was Beau, selling Hayley's Comet oil and Marc selling his remarcable cookies.

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Thanks for honouring her memory. Rest in Peace, Beau, a true @GirlsofGreen. We upvoted and resteemed.

She left us too soon.
This next dab is for Beau!!

RIP Beau. <3
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Thank you for putting this up on the blockchain. It's a part of the history of an important time. Beau was a small but effective activist... kinda like you ;) I remember her being a major part of the City Hall protests (especially summer 2015), and of course an ongoing presence at the 420 Farmers Market (monthly and then weekly). What a great time. We have memories and photos to last us a lifetime.

The little guy never gets enough appreciation, even though staying small and therefore staying true is very important activism...we are the change. But less is more doesn't jive with a lot of people; they gotta stroke their egos and spin their wheels until they end up selling out.

Before Marc was corrupted by the industry it would have been cool to meet him.

Hope your friend Rests in Peace, it seems the roots of that movement gets no attention as all my visits to 420 in vancouver over the last decade failed to mention the other communities you mentioned like 3/20 5/20 etc...

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What do you mean about Marc Boyer? How was he corrupted?

I thought emery was being mentioned

Oh fewf, no Marc Boyer. Yeah, Marc Emery's ego really corrupted him and he threw the community under the bus when the government dangled the fascist carrot in front of his nose.

How high was everyone during this ordeal, that is the most important information as far as I am concerned.

The idea of 3/20 began in 2016 and turned into the 420 Farmers Markets. There are a lot of people who want to claim ownership of the market or deny its existence, so there's a lot of stories going around about it.